Bullard Brook Hill head football and baseball coach Terry Pirtle is leaving to become the next head football coach at Houston Second Baptist, the East Texas coaching veteran confirmed to ETSN.fm this afternoon.

Pirtle will finish out the school year at Brook Hill before leaving for Houston.

“It’s been an amazing experience," Pirtle said. "It’s one of those things when after I retire, I’ll look back and say, ‘those were the good times.’ It’s been four incredible years, it was a great place for my children to go to school. It was a great experience for my son (Travis) to have so much success on some teams that will be second to none in his life, something he’ll always cherish. For him, six state championship (games) in a career ... not too many kids get to say that.”

Under Pirtle's guidance, the Guard won the TAPPS Division III football state championship after being denied in the state final the previous two years.

In four years as head football coach, Pirtle compiled a 40-13 record.

Pirtle also led Brook Hill to back-to-back baseball state championships in 2011 and 2012, along with a state runner-up finish in 2010.

“I’ll always remember the amazing people, and it will be an unbelievable job for somebody," Pirtle said. "When you leave somewhere, you always want to leave it better than you found it. And I think I’ve done that here.”

Prior to being hired by Brook Hill, Pirtle served as head baseball coach and assistant football coach at Pine Tree.

Houston Second Baptist reached the TAPPS Division II state football semifinals in 2012.